Stuffed Karela Recipe

Stuffed Karela is a tasty recipe, in which karela is stuffed with a mixture made of many ingredients. Learn how to make/prepare Stuffed Karela by following this easy recipe.
Stuffed Karela Recipe
Difficulty Average
Rating 5.5 / 10 (2 votes)
Recipe Type Veg.
  • 4 Medium karela
  • 1 Medium onion
  • 1 Garlic clove
  • 2 tbsp Besan
  • 1/2 tbsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 Inch fresh ginger
  • 1/2 tbsp Cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp Mustard powder
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Red chili powder
  • 3 tbsp Tamarind paste
  • 1/2 Cup water
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying
How to make Stuffed Karela:
  • Scrap the karelas a little.
  • Peel the ginger, onions and garlic.
  • Make a cut on karela on one side from start to end.
  • Boil karelas, onion, ginger, garlic with a pinch of salt and water in a pressure cooker.
  • Cook it till one whistle.
  • If boiling in a pan, then take more water and cook till the karelas are tender enough and drain the excess water from it.

    For Stuffing:
  • Grind the boiled ginger, onion, and garlic.
  • Take a pan and heat 3 tbsp oil in it and place mustard seed to splutter.
  • Now combine the ground paste, chili powder, mustard powder, tamarind paste, salt and half of the turmeric powder, coriander powder, and cumin powder with it.
  • Cook it for some minutes until the paste starts to leave oil in the pan.
  • Combine besan, rest of the turmeric powder and a pinch of salt in a bowl to make a thick paste.
  • Now open the slits of karela and fill the stuffing.
  • Take a pan and heat oil in it.
  • Dip the stuffed karela one by one in the besan paste and fry it in the hot oil till golden brown.
  • Drain the excess oil in the paper towel and serve.

Reviews and Ratings:
nupur mehrotra posted 29/07/2008
stuffed karela recipe was really good and tasted delicious ...this recipe helped me so that my husband starts eating karelas its reallty yummm.